Public, Society Benefit

Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission Inc

  • Washington, DC
  • www.militaryfamiliesunited.org

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Mission Statement

Military Families United's mission is to Honor the Fallen, Support those who Fight, and Serve their Families.

Main Programs

  1. Camp Desert Kids
  2. National Gold Star Family Registry
  3. Operation Frontline Families
  4. Military Families United - The Art Institutes Scholarship Program
  5. Military101
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Military Families United serves Gold and Blue Star families throughout the United States.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Mr. Robert Jackson

Keywords

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military, military family, gold star, blue star, armed services, army, navy, marine corps, air force, iraq, afghanistan, active duty, reserve, national guard, fallen hero, survivor

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Also Known As

Military Families United

EIN

20-3363927

 Number

0875016380

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Military Families United is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to Honor the Fallen, Support Those Who Fight, and Serve Their Families. We are a national coalition of Gold Star and Blue Star families, veterans, and patriotic Americans who share a deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform and support them in their mission to keep America safe. Through a portfolio of unique services, events, and advocacy programs, we seek to ensure that future generations of Americans will never forget the sacrifices of our courageous military and that these men and women and their families receive the support they need. More information about our organization can be found at www.MilitaryFamiliesUnited.org(http://www.MilitaryFamiliesUnited.org/) .

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Camp Desert Kids

Camp Desert Kids helps military children better
understand the deployments that shape their lives. Through a fun event, Camp
Desert Kids gives military children the opportunity to experience deployment
with their homefront parent in a unique way. It serves to help American
children learn that Afghan children do the same things they do – just
differently. Utilizing maps, fun facts, cultural activities, regional food and
drink, and even the chance to dress up like Mom or Dad in full camouflage gear,
Camp Desert Kids works to reduce the unknown in our military children’s lives.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 2

National Gold Star Family Registry

The National Gold Star Family Registry is the first comprehensive database of the United States’ fallen Heroes and their families ever developed. Whether they gave their life in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, WWII, or another conflict, the Registry is a place to ensure their memory will live on. The Registry affords family members the opportunity to publicly remember their Hero, giving future generations a sense of who these brave Americans were—not only how they died, but, more importantly, how they lived.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$200,000.00

Program 3

Operation Frontline Families

Operation Frontline Families engages members of Congress, the Administration, and the general public in efforts to communicate information about our brave men and women in uniform and their mission to protect our freedom. Through the powerful voice of military families, this program ensures that those in positions of power are continually cognizant of the effect their decisions have on the well-being of our troops, our veterans, and their families.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 4

Military Families United - The Art Institutes Scholarship Program

Military Families United has partnered with The Arts Institute to award four $25,000 scholarships to military spouses. This scholarship betters the lives of the entire military family by providing a higher education at any of The Arts Institutes’ schools.  Scholarship applications will be accepted January 30, 2012 through March 15, 2012.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 5

Military101

Military 101 is an educational Webinar series provided for military families around the world presenting servicemembers and their families with expert panelists on the top issues in the military community today.  This program is not only a beneficial tool for new spouses, but is extremely helpful for the parents of young servicemembers who are trying to understand military life for the first time.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Military Families United serves Gold and Blue Star families throughout the United States.

Funding Needs

Military Families United accepts donations for any of its available programs.  As a small nonprofit we rely on the generosity of the American public to serve our Gold Star and Blue Star families.

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Financials

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MILITARY FAMILIES UNITED
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Robert Jackson

BIO

Robert Jackson, a native of Farmington, Michigan, has served as theExecutive Director of Military Families United since August 2010, andpreviously held the position of Director of Government Affairs for theorganization.  Prior to joining Military Families United, he was the Assistant Director of National Legislative Services/National Security and Foreign Affairs for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, lobbying Congress on a variety of issues concerning active duty military, veterans, and their families.  Mr. Jackson, and eight-year Naval veteran, also served as press secretary and communications director for Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter from July 2003 to February 2008. Additionally he was a political writer for several newspapers, including the Arizona Republic, Glendale Star, Northville Record, and was managing editor for a group of suburban weeklies in southeast Michigan.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Robert H. Derga

Gold Star Father

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?